Archive for July 24th, 2013

Conservancy practices what it preaches

There are some changes going on at the Brandywine Conservancy campus in Chadds Ford. The grounds are being tended to in a manner more in line with the conservancy’s mission. About 30 volunteers and employees spent several hours planting native grasses and shrubs by the Environment Management Center that, according to Mark Gormel, will result in less stormwater runoff ...

 
 

Riding to stay fit requires a fit place to ride

Finding a fit place to ride can be a problem for bicyclists. The country roads in the greater Chadds Ford area make for a picturesque ride as long as cyclists are prepared to put up with impatient motorists. But what about inclement weather or riding simply for fitness? Riding has changed over the years. Gone are the days of kids pedaling down the street in those old ...

 

Photo of the Week: Double Drop

Oh, to cool off in the heat.

 

Police Log July 25: Thefts of rims, tires, kitchen mixers and cell phones

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating the theft of eight rims and tires from three different vehicles parked at David Dodge on Route 202. A report said the theft happened sometime between 6 p.m. on July 20 and 7 p.m. on July 22. • Police are looking for two people suspected of stealing 21 Kitchen Aid mixers from several different ...

 

Around Town July 25

• Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce held its first progressive networking luncheon Thursday July 25 at Loch Nairn in Toughkenamon. Individuals representing area businesses sat at a table of six people, and each gave a two minute “elevator speech” about their business.  After everyone at the table had spoken, people moved to another table to repeat the ...

 

Free Your Space: Your clutter or your Life

Ok, so big deal. So you have clutter. It’s not hurting anyone right? Or…is it? The unfortunate truth is that I work with people every day that put themselves at great risk of being injured due to the disorganization of their homes. Sometimes it is the inevitable injury that has actually caused them to pick up the phone. Other times, they are unaware of the fact that ...

 

Winifred “Wini” H. Austin Biester of Chadds Ford

Winifred “Wini” H. Austin Biester, 94, of Chadds Ford, died Tuesday July 23, at the Friends Home in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late George B. Biester Jr. who died in 2010 and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Keokuk, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late Virgil Austin and the late Francis Barlow Austin. Wini was a proud wife of a Navy ...